I’ve had a packet of SlimPasta lurking in the back of my pantry for eons. I think I got it in one of those goodie bags that come with magazines. Since I’m on a low-carb kick I thought I’d give it a whirl.
SlimPasta is made from a vegetable called konjac. It only contains 14.1 calories and 1.7g of carbohydrates per 100g.
While its billed as spaghetti, I used it in place of rice noodles in this stir-fry. And I thought it wasn’t too bad. Actually, I’m a konjac convert (whatever the hell it is).
Recipe: sambal chicken noodles
- 250g SlimPasta, prepared according to packet direction
- Vegetable oil
- 1 x 5cm piece fresh ginger, grated
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 2 green shallots, finely chopped
- 2 chicken breast fillets, sliced
- 1 bunch bok choy, roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup chicken stock
- 1 tablespoon sambal oelek (or chilli sauce of choice)
- 1 tablespoon gluten-free soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
Method: Stir-fry garlic, ginger and shallots until softened. Add chicken and stir-fry one minute. Add bok choy and stir-fry until just wilted. Add stock, soy, sambal oelek, lime juice and bring to boil. Toss through noodles. Serves 2.
NB you might need to cook extra rice for the high-carb member of the family – the SlimPasta was so good I ate all 250g (only 28 calories!)